March 20, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

The notorious U.K. reality star who grabbed international headlines for dying how she lived — in front of the cameras — was close to losing her battle with cervical cancer at press time. Here’s where you can track her televised rise to fame.

Big Brother 3 (U.K.), 2002
A former dental nurse, Goody first leaped into the media spotlight as the malapropism-spouting contestant who finished fourth on U.K.’s hit Big Brother 3.

Celebrity Big Brother, 2007
Goody raised the ire of British press and even politicians when she made racist remarks about Indian housemate Shilpa Shetty. Goody later condemned her words.

Big Boss, 2008
Just days into her stint on the Indian version of Big Brother, which she joined to atone for her un-PC words, Goody left the house after receiving word of her cancer diagnosis.

Jade, 2008-09
Goody filmed a documentary series chronicling her struggle with the disease. Footage of her Feb. 22 wedding to boyfriend Jack Tweed aired on Britain’s Living TV March 12.

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